8 arrested in Lincoln County drug bust

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly linked an Athens area man to the drug arrests.  Sheriff Bruce Beggs said Monday that Jonathan Court­land Pursley, 24, of Daniels­ville, Ga., was not part of the drug arrests.

 


A drug bust in Lincoln County netted eight arrests, officials announced Sunday.

The suspects were arrested Friday after an investigation by the Lincoln County Sher­iff’s Office, with the assistance of the Lincolnton Po­lice Department and the Geor­­­gia Department of Cor­rec­tions’ Probation Division, according to an e-mail from Sheriff Bruce Beggs.

Details of the charges weren’t available Sunday night, but they include possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and the possibility of cocaine and other drugs, the e-mail said. Some of the suspects also face probation violation charges.

Each of the following remain in the Lincoln County Jail awaiting bond hearings: Jeremy Bruce Evans, 35, of Elberton, Ga.; Robert Dee Freeman, 28, of Lincolnton; Wyatt Leanord Holsenback, 59, of Lincolnton; Crystal Weaghington, 34, of Tignall, Ga.; John Richard Wiggins, of Lin­colnton; Kristine James, 31, of Lincolnton; Lila Nelson, 34, of Lincolnton; and Carolyn Maria Norman, 35, of Tignall, Ga.;

 

During the arrests, deputies were able to collect a “substantial amount” of meth, marijuana and unlicensed liquor, Beggs said. He said he anticipates more arrests in the coming days.

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